Vanderbilt Hillel South America Seminar

Start Date:

Saturday, March 2, 2019

End Date:

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Primary Trip Segments

  • Quito, Ecuador
  • Lima, Peru

Program Highlights

  • Engage in volunteer work at a Jewish community center in Quito
  • Ride the Teleférico for amazing views from the top of a volcano
  • Explore the historic neighborhoods of both Quito and Lima
  • Visit the iconic Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains
  • Volunteer with the elderly Jewish community in Lima
  • Experience the famous Magic Water Circuit light and water show

Program Description

Trip Duration:

8 days and 7 nights


  • The focus of the Seminar will be to contribute to the lives of Jewish community in Ecuador and Peru while experiencing the culture, tourism, and sightseeing both countries.

Faculty Leader:


    Important Deadlines

      • Before February 1, 2019: submit CLI’s Student Information Form
      • Before February 2: submit 500 USD deposit
      • Before February 9: submit first half of program balance
      • Before February 7: submit final half of program balance

South America Seminar To-Do List

If you would like to enroll in this South America Seminar, please complete each of the following steps in preparation for your travels. As CLI is a Hillel International partner and helps manage this program’s enrollment and logistical needs, please feel free to contact CLI anytime at 888-781-8383 or email our Director of Enrollment at if you have questions regarding the enrollment process.
  1. Complete CLI’s Student Information Form
    Please complete our Student Information Form as soon as possible, but no later than February 1, 2019. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears on your passport. In the days and weeks after you submit this form, you will receive several important emails from CLI in preparation for your program. Please be on the lookout for these emails and stay up to date on CLI and Hillel International requests.
  2. Submit your South America Seminar deposit
    In order to secure your space in this South America Seminar, please click the link below to submit your 500 USD non-refundable deposit by February 2, 2019. Please note that in order to submit your deposit, you must first complete CLI’s Student Information Form (step 1 above). Please use our secure and convenient online payment system (secured by Stripe) to submit your South America Seminar deposit.

    Submit South America Seminar Deposit

  3. Stay current on important travel information
    Make sure you have thoroughly reviewed health and safety information from the CDC’s Ecuador page and the U.S. State Department’s Ecuador page as well as the CDC’s Peru page and the U.S. State Department’s Peru page well in advance of your departure to South America. When traveling to any foreign country, it is important that you familiarize yourself with relevant health and safety information.
  4. Secure your passport
    If you do not have a passport, please apply for one immediately. If you do have a passport, double check that its expiration date is at least six months after the end of your upcoming South America Seminar. If your passport’s expiration date is within six months of your South America Seminar end date, please renew your passport as soon as possible.
  5. Consider learning survival Spanish
    A great selection of free Spanish learning resources is available online. Please take time to review and familiarize yourself with the resources available online.
  6. Complete CLI’s Medical Allergies and Dietary Restrictions Form
    Please complete our medical allergies and dietary restrictions form upon reading this prompt. It’s important that your travel logistics providers have access to information regarding any medical allergies you may have or other medical considerations of which we should be aware. Please also use this opportunity to inform us of your dietary restrictions (if any).